Nebraska is one of the few states that doesn’t issue nor require a state-level license for its HVAC professionals.
Even so, there are regulations that you must meet before you can provide HVAC services in the state.
Read on to learn more about them.
HVAC Programs in Nebraska
The state has a high demand for HVAC technicians, so if you want to become one, you should get the appropriate educational training and experience.
Enrolling in an approved HVAC program can help you learn the trade, as well as jumpstart your career.
Listed below are some of the HVAC schools in Nebraska that you can consider.
9 HVAC Schools in Nebraska
|Ashworth College||6625 The Corners Pkwy NW #500, Norcross, GA 30092|
|Central Community College||PO Box 1024, Hastings, NE 68902|
|HVAC Training Center||13921 S. Plaza, Omaha, NE 68137|
|hvacredu.net (Online Training)||P.O. Box 77, Heron, MT 59844|
|Metropolitan Community College||204th & W Dodge Road, Elkhorn, NE 68028|
|Mid-Plains Comm-College-North Platte CC||1101 Halligan Drive, North Platte, NE 69101|
|Northeast Community College||801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68701|
|Southeast Community College-Milford Campus||600 State Street, Milford, NE 68405|
|Vatterott College||225 N. 80th Street, Omaha, NE 68114|
HVAC Contractor Requirement
Under the Nebraska Contractor Registration Act, anyone who wants to be a contractor, regardless of trade, must register with the Nebraska Department of Labor.
To register, you need to submit a Certificate of Worker’s Compensation Insurance.
Note that this registration has nothing to do with your certification as an HVAC professional.
As such, you don’t need to pass a trade exam to become a contractor.
As an HVAC technician, you will most likely work and service equipment with refrigerants.
As such, you’re required by federal law to obtain the EPA Section 608 Technician Certification.
It has four types that you can get certified for depending on the type of equipment you’ll be working with.
Learn more about it in detail in our guide to the EPA certification.
Despite not having a state-level HVAC license, some localities will require and issue one.
For example, Omaha and Lincoln will require it before you can start working in the industry.
Because of this, you should check with the locality where you’ll be working if they have such regulations.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2021, HVAC technicians can earn…
- Annual mean wage – $50,790
- Low 10% – $31,000
- Top 10% – $75,220
The table below shows the salaries in 10 of Nebraska’s cities for your reference.Annual Salary Range:
Average Salary of HVAC Techs in Nebraska